I am writing a novel. I'm serious about it. I'm not a wet behind the ears kid with an unrealistic view of the effort it will take to complete. I've done my research and know this is an uphill fight. I also know I can't do it on my own.
At this point the book looks like it will be in the neighborhood of 25 chapters and between 75,000 and 100,000 words. I have 21 chapters in rough draft with just over 70,000 words.
I need beta readers. I would like to get two more people to do standard beta work. I don't need proof readers or editors. I have that taken care of.
Summary of the plot:
When 18th century pirate Captain Alan Fairchild and Captain Maris Kasta, a Qissaeleen and former officer in the Imperial Galactic Fleet are forced to work together to escape the clutches of Sir Kaspar Sydney, a corrupt and sinister Knight of the Order of Hospitalers, they set out to recover the Horn of Joshua, an ancient and mystical treasure, in order to trade it for the antidote to the poison Fairchild ingested and the return of Kasta’s vessel.
But will they succeed when rivals of the knight begin hunting them in hopes of acquiring the Horn for their own purposes?
If you are interested in doing some beta work for me, please send me a message stating your credentials. Don't worry if you have never betaed before. And don't worry if you don't have a degree in English Literature. Just tell me the truth about your reading an writing experience and what novels you have read.
Serious inquiries ONLY. While I recognize that anyone betaing for me would be doing me a favor, I really need people who will not be afraid to tell the truth. I also don't need jerks who will simply rip the story to pieces offering nothing in the way of insight into what is or is not working for the plot and style.